Bite Beauty Watercolor LipGloss Library – Review & Swatches

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A delicate palette of ethereal shades inspired by the beauty of watercolor.  A range composed of twelve soft shades for a beautiful translucent wash of color and alluring shine. Each sheer gloss provides hydrating properties that will leave your lips lush and supple. BITE Beauty is created with natural and food-grade ingredients for beauty that’s better for you. BITE Beauty lip products do not contain parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates and are certified gluten-free.

This set of glossed were originally available April 7th for VIB Rouges and April 16th in-stores (Sephora). I purchased this set on sale on July 12th for $24.00 (12 x 0.05 oz. / 0.60 oz. or 1.40g total). Original price was $49.00. As of today, the 19th, it is no longer available at Sephora.com. I like these gloss libraries that BITE Beauty releases once a year. Last year I picked up the DECONSTRUCTED ROSE LIP GLOSS LIBRARY and really liked it and the rose scent. This year’s library of glosses is not as fragrant as the other. The scent is hard to describe primarily because there is hardly one but it is slight floral/fruity. Extremely mild. The formula is slightly thicker than most glosses but is not sticky. Over all I like these glosses and although I will not wear them all (two, four, five, six are out) I will enjoy them.

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Below are swatches taken with and without flash. Each gloss only has the number on the bottom sticker.20150719_003623~3 20150719_003635~3From L to R: One -Yellow, Two – Light pink, Three – Pink, Four – Lavender

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PBMThe above description (first paragraph) and shade colors were courtesy of Temptalia.com. Sephora no longer has any product information online.

Color Pop SuperShock Shadow Haul, Review & Swatches

20150510_183006~2[1]In addition to the two ColorPop blushes I picked recently (see review here), I  also got 4 of the shadows. I looked at swatches online before making my seelction (with one wild card). Unlike the blushes, I like this texture for formulation for the shadows. The colors I got were just lovely except for Sunnies, this one looked nice in the pot but applied were patchy to to the lid and the color payoff was a huge disappointment. I got this one as my wildcard and intended to pair it with my MAC Coral Crepe paintpot. It failed by itself and with the base. 

The others I got were So Quiche, Smash and Drift. I have no complaints and love how smooth they applied (best with ones finger). Each shadow retails for $5.

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Color Pop Blush Haul/Swatches/Review

20150510_183006~2[1]20150510_183949~2[1]20150510_184058~2[1]So I finally deceided to succumb to the hype and order a few of the ColorPop Super Shock Cheek Blushes. I only got two Early Bird and Bonus. Each retails for $8 and weighs 4.2g or 0.15 oz.

Early Bird is a bright red coral with a matte finish while Bonus is described as a true – tone peach matte blush. 

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It is suggested to use ones fingertips to provide the highest amount of coverage. In addition to this the site recommends they type of brushes to use e.g. a flat synthetic cheek/ foundation brush or a short duo fiber brush. The flat synthetic brush will give more coverage while the duo fiber brush would give a more sheer, air brushed effect.

My thoughts– I did not like these blushes and I think they are actually more of a cream to powder than true matte blushes. I am not a fan of cream blushes. Whilst they swatches magnificently and the colors are gorgeous they did not deposit well on the cheeks. I applied as suggested by the company but was not impressed and even tried to apply directly with each of the above mentioned blushes. Nothing.  

ColorPop blushes are cruelty free and are made in the USA and they provide free shipping on orders over $30.
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Tarte Chic to Cheek Amazonian clay blush set – Review

PhotoGrid_1418585509593Dance “chic to cheek” with this delightful, 4-piece set of best-selling, long-wearing blushes infused with skin-balancing Amazonian clay. The heavenly, limited-edition shades deliver up to 12 hours of fade-free, flawless wear, even as you’re up in the clouds, dancing the night away. This romantically designed set also comes in gorgeous gift box packaging and is ideal for any blush enthusiast on your gift list. Includes 4 deluxe, limited-edition blushes. Description courtesy of Macys.com

  • amour (candy pink)
  • classic (soft apricot pink)
  • daydream (rosy pink)
  • prim (plum nude)

 I picked up this set of travel size blushes from a holiday sale on Tarte last year. I love all four blushes and they work well and compliment my skin tone perfectly. My favorite is a toss up between Daydream and Classic. As with  the Tarte full -size  Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes these smaller versions are just as good. hey are long wearing, extremely soft and blendable. Tarte’s Amazonian clay minimizes oil and pores  in order to balance skin, reduces the appearance of dry flaky skin, restores moisture while naturally hydrating the skin and keeps products in place (well at least for 12 hours). I am a big fan of Tarte blushes and I think sets like these are a great value for money.

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 – Review & Swatches

The Coastal Scents REVEALED 2 eyeshadow palette contains 20 highly pigmented shadows. It is a bit richer and warmer than the original REVEALED palette (reviewed here). Unlike the first, R2 has more rose and pink tones shades with a good mix of mattes and shimmers. The quality is just as good, smooth, blendable. pigmented except for one (row 1, shade 4) which was a bit chunky and hard to swatch and pick up with a brush. I swatched the shadows with and without flash. Each palette retails for $19.95 and could be less (they have sales a few times a year).

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Milani Baked Blush – No.10 Delizioso Pink

MilaniBlushI love the Milani baked blushes and was so please to find this one to add to my collection. The most recent two blushes released were the hardest to locate. It is a bright barbie pink with a matte-satin finish. It is gorgeous and adds the slightest flush to the cheeks when applied with a careful hand. In addition to these it is smooth and blends very easily.

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MAKE UP FOREVER AQUA CREAM #27 – SWATCH/REVIEW

I have been looking for a black stay all day eyeshadow base and decided to try Make Up Forever’s Aqua Cream  Black (no.27) . This ultra pigmented waterproof cream product can be used as either an eyeshadow base or long-lasting stand alone shadow.  No 27 gives a rich black finish that is buildable, transform shadows placed on top, lasts all day and can be applied with the fingertip or a synthetic brush.

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This product was purchased with my own funds.

Winter Manicures Pt.1

I have not put up a nail post in quite some time. Here are a few of the manicures I wore this winter and had posted to Instagram @beausci2010.

Jan_2015_NOTD11. OPI – Pink Outside the GlossyBox with Sephora FormulaX Meteoric on top.

Jan_2015_NOTD22. Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Sephora FormulaX in TNT

Jan_2015_NOTD33. Barielle U-Concrete-Me and Ciate Humburg

Jan_2015_NOTD54. Borghese Plumaggio Purple and Nails Inc Fiber Optic  Mayfair News

Jan_2015_NOTD65. China Glaze Stone Cold from the 2012 Hunger Games Collection

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Make Up Forever Aqua Cream #22 – Swatch/Review

Here is a glimpse of Make Up Forever’s Aqua Cream Emerald Green (no.22) . This ultra pigmented waterproof cream product can be used as either an eye shadow base or long-lasting stand alone shadow.  No 22 gives a gorgeous golden green sheen that is buildable,  lasts all day and can be applied with the fingertip or a synthetic brush.

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This product was purchased with my own funds.

Charlotte Tilbury Haul, Review & Swatches: Sex On Fire & Unleash Me

Finally Charlotte Tilbury is finally in the US!!!! P.S. This post is very late but timely. I have been waiting for this for a few years now as it was only available and talked about in the UK. I purchased these two items from Beautylish and CT is now available at Nordstrom.

IMAG8617-1 IMAG8619-1 IMAG8634-2 Lip Lustre Luxe Color-Lasting Lip Lacquer in Unleash Me ($22)

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Disclaimer- this image does not do this blush justice. I tried to get a better pick for a truer color but couldn’t.  It is deep mauve- rose, although it looks more peach.  On my skin it gives the perfect natural blush look as shown in the pic below. Absolutely GORGEOUS and worth ever penny.

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Bottom:Lip Lacquer

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